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March 2, 1913 - December 19, 1979
American Novelist & Gurdjieff Memoirist
Hello and welcome to the only site
on the web dedicated to Fritz Peters. Fritz is most well known for his
memoirs covering his early years living at G. I. Gurdjieff's Institute
for the Harmonious Development of Man, Le Prieure, at Fontainebleau.
Boyhood with Gurdjieff has become a standard text for followers of the
The Work worldwide. Prior to writing these memoirs he published
several novels both in the United States and in England which received
a good deal of interest. Fritz took to heart the saying, "Write
what you know," as his novels are largely autobiographical.
I became aware of Mr. Peters' writing
in 1988, when I picked up a paperback copy of Finistère in the
Gay Literature section of a local bookstore. It was the first gay
novel that I had ever read and it is a story that, although was
written in 1951 and has the requisite ending for the time, I still find
one of the most wonderful books on my shelf today. Several years later,
I began to track down Fritz's other writings and became intrigued by
this mysterious man. My interest continued to grow as I began to do
research on his life, coming up with only bits and pieces.
This web site is my attempt to put together what
I have been able to gather about Fritz Peters along with a bibliography
of the source material. I hope that others around the world will find
it interesting and will share their thoughts, suggestions, or information
with me. Thanks for visiting.
Eric L. Neagle
Updated 14 August 2002.